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. thousands killed and thousands missing in an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. when it hit, japan shifted eight feet. 15 minutes later, 30 foot waves smashed into the northeast coastline. this tsunami from hell stretch add cross the pacific, in its wake a nuclear crisis spins out of control. hello, i'm shepherd smith reporting from tokyo, japan. over the past 10 days a nation of 127 million people face what's their prime minister said is the most severe crisis since worpd war ii. japan is no stranger to disaster, man made and natural n 1923, 142,000 people died in the tokyo earthquake. but today, the nuclear melt down is having globe wral repercussions, threatening lives, economy and the environment. and the human spirit to survive endures. a look at first first 10 days of the disaster unfolded on fox news. >> march 11th, 2011, just a normal day in japan. and in the middle of the night in the united states. >> union blos boss played a huge role apparently... >> this is a fox news alert from new york, breaking news out of japan. a massive 7.9 earthquake shaking buildings in tokyo.
. thousands killed. and thousands missing in an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. when it hit, japan shifted 8 feet. 15-mile-per-hours later, 30-foot waves smashed into the northeast coastline. this tsunami from hell stretched across the pacific and in its wake a cascading nuclear crisis spins out of control. hello, i'm shepherd smith reporting from tokyo, japan for fox news reporting. over the past ten days, a nation of 127 million people faces what their prime minister says is the most severe crisis since world war ii. japan, of course, is no strange to disaster. both manmade and natural. in 1923, 142,000 people died in the tokyo earthquake. but today, the nuclear meltdown is having global repercussions, threatening lives, the economy and the environment. yet in the midst of it all, the human spirit to survive endures. a look at how the first ten days of this disaster in japan unfolded on fox news. march 11, 2011. just a normal day in japan. in the middle of the night in the united states. >> the union losses who have played such a huge role apparently -- >>> this is a fox news ale
prefecture. self defense forces say they found a young man eight days after the earthquake hit central japan. rescuers found the man in the collapsed house on saturday morning. he was immediately taken to a hospital. the self-defense forces say a young man has been rescued in miyagi prefecture eight days after the earthquake hit. the man was found in a collapsed house on saturday morning. he was immediately taken to a hospital. our best wishes for his recovery. >>> at the troubled in fukushima , the fight continues to fight the radiation hazard. it will resume the operation in the afternoon. tokyo electric power company is making efforts to restore power to the cooling system. the tokyo fire department began spraying water into the storage pool into the number three reactor building early on saturday morning. it suspended the operation after spraying water for 20 minutes to connect electricity cables. five fire engines and 13 firefighters were the at site. one truck has a 22 meter discharging arm.the firefighter to resume spraying on saturday afternoon. they have left the hose in place so
agency says japan's nuclear situation did not worsen friday. even though japanese officials did raise the crisis level. >>> this is the other top story we are reporting about. this was then libya friday amid claims by the government and fighting by the opposition that a cease-fire is in place. an international meeting occurred today and could signal the result of implementing a no-fly zone ordered by the u.n. security council. we began our coverage in japan where officials on friday raised in a clear threat level to five on a scale of 7. engineers say they are still working to restore power to the water pumps at the daiichi facility crippled reactor's this weekend. let's go to anna coren. she joins me in total. let's begin with the ongoing efforts at the nuclear plant. >>> they are hoping power can be restored through a power line. that has not been a change just yet but they're hoping that will be done by today and if that is successful, three and four by tomorrow. restoring power to all six by the end of tomorrow is the best case scenario. that operation on the ground with the use o
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the u.s. will now lead military action to stop gadhafi's brutal crackdown. and in japan, the nuclear crisis goes up a notch, increased to a higher alert level. what will it take to cool down those reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. our teams are on the ground across the world and "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a special good evening to our viewer in the west tonight. tonight we have to take you on something of a tour of the world to cover the overwhelming amount of news going on. and while we have been focused on the disaster in japan, where the nuclear alert level actually went up a notch today, while it's been going on for exactly a week tonight, instead we must begin tonight back in libya. today president obama announced that on top of the twor wars we're fighting, the u.s. will now take the lead on possible military action in libya. the u.n. approved it last night. it started out as a no-fly zone but has grown into something perhaps bigger. a nato ultimatum of gadhafi of libya that the president says is non-negotiable. gadhafi d
after the whole disaster in japan and the whole tsunami warning and now there is a tornado warning. >> reporter: most people we talk with said high winds shook their homes. they also reported seeing hail. the tornado warning was lifted about a half-hour after it was issued. the san mateo county sheriff's office said they received no reports of damage or injuries. i did talk to one woman who was flying into sfo right around the same time of the tornado warning, and she said she had a very, very bumpy ride. reporting live in bell monday. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. when's ahead for this weekend? we'll check in with jeff ranieri in moments. >>> another major development in japan today. >> japanese leaders raised the crisis level to a level 5. that's on par with the 1979 three mile island core meltdown that happened in pennsylvania in the united states. japan's prime minister now, naoto kan urged citizens to unite against the country's worst crisis. he did that today in a televised address to the nation. this after the crisis level was raised to five on the international scale of
going without tonight here in japan. obviously the radiation concerns continue to mount. what exactly will happen with those nuclear reactors? and what does it mean for people living in japan and around the world? we'll certainly try to continue to investigate and bring you more answers as we get them. thanks for watching a very special edition of "sgmd" from japan. much more cnn right after the break. >>> well, we've got more cnn for you right now. and we have some fast-moving developments in libya this morning. the picture you're seeing is of a fighter jet being shot down. this comes as pro-government forces now are pounding the rebel stronghold of benghazi. this happens as a defiant moammar gadhafi warns the world that any interference comes with severe consequences. and from japan this morning, reports that a week's worth of radiation leaks from severely damaged reactors have now led to contaminated tap water, milk, and food. president obama monitoring both global hot spots from brazil this morning. we will have a live report. >>> from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, t
allies meet on whether to take military action. it could happen as soon as today. >>> in japan, more fallout from the growing disaster. now there's a new threat to those who live near the nuclear reactors. we will have a live report. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. dramatic twists on the ground in libya and the threat of international military action. it is rapidliesque lating. this morning, shelling has been reported at the rebel stronghold of benghazi despite a cease fire gadhafi ordered on friday. renls say they shot down a pro-gadhafi fighter jet. in paris, a crisis meeting will begin shortly to detail what kind of military action the international community may take. action could begin within hours of this meeting. we have a live report from the region. >>> we have big news from japan this morning. workers are making progress as they frant ickically attempt to rebuild power lines to the reactors and hope to re-establish power at the fukushima daiichi sometime today but even if power is restored it is not clear if the cooling pumps will work. meanwhile, the japanese govern
gwen: ripple effects from japan to libya and everywhere in between as the world works with the fallout from uprising and disaster. tonight on "washington week." >> ample warning was given qaddafi needed to stop his campaign of oppression or be held accountable. gwen: as muammar qaddafi closes in on rebels, the world community reacts. >> i urge you to immediately cease-fire and work with the resolution. >> the violence must stop, the killing must stop and the people of libya must be protected and have the opportunity to express themselves freely. gwen: will can do you havey he -- will qaddafi lose his grip? are we on the brink of all-out war? while on the other side of the world, japan copes with a disaster of biblical proportions. after the quake. after the flood. now nuclear fallout. >> there's no water in the spent fuel pool and we believe radiation levels are extremely high. gwen: how japan's calamity could affect us all. covering the week, tom gjelten of npr, coral davenport of "national journal" and david wessel of "the wall street journal." >> award-winning repor
. >>> and in japan, engineers struggle to restore power to crippled nuclear reactors. they hope to get it flowing this weekend and restart the reactors' water pumps to cool hot, nuclear fuel. but nuclear plant workers may be paying a heavy price for getting those electric cables reconnected. power company officials now say they will allow workers to be exposed to 250 millisieverts of radiation before pulling them off the site. that is more than 80 times what someone living in a developed country is naturally exposed to in one year. but officials say they are trying to prevent a catastrophe. anna is joining us from our tokyo bureau with more. much work going on there and many more workers trying to get the job done, anna. >> reporter: that's right, natalie. we have some information. a new operation has just got underway. we know there are water pumps sucking up water from the ocean. that truck is then pumping water to a nearby truck, which has an extended arm, some 22 meters high. and this water, this continuous flow of water, is being sprayed in to reactor three. this, of course, is the number on
ruptured japan. just minutes ago the japanese military making the extraordinary discovery and the rescue. the man buried in rubble in one of japan's hardest hit area. and more breaking news. japan makes another announcement though this is grim. the nuclear crisis level raised to a level five. meanwhile, more bad news. time, well, it is running out. japan could be facing its final option, to bury an active nuclear reactor and right now, teams are scrambling to get power pumping into two reactors. they have repaired the power cable but don't take a deep breath. they don't know if the power is working yet and even should the power work they don't know if the pumps they seek to get pumping with the power are working. the situation tonight remains very unstable. very uncertain and no one can tell you exactly what is going happen. and what about the japanese people? those who live near the nuclear reactors? are they getting the truth, all of it. that matters. this is life or death with them. their anxiety, it is real and it is rational. one nuclear plant chief is in tears. he says people could
ahead. >>> also the disaster in japan. the nuclear radiation contaminates food and another powerful aftershock rocks the area near that troubled power plant. >>> and comparisons to chernobyl. how does the japan nuclear crisis compare with the world's worst nuclear accident? we'll take you to chernobyl, some 25 years after that catastrophe. >>> good morning. welcome to "msnbc saturday." i'm alex witt. just past 9:00 on the east. 6:00 a.m. out west. what's happening for you. dramatic twists on the ground in libya are putting more fresher on international leaders to launch a military response. gadhafi's army rolled into the rebel stronghold of agabenghazi battling rebels in the street. >>> and secretary of state clinton meeting with officials about taking military action in libya. and jim maceda is with us from tripoli. get to benghazi. first up, called the rebel capital. what do we know about the situation there this morning? >> reporter: hi again, alex. the situation is not looking good at all for those rebels in their capitol and for the civilians. the people who live 670,000 of the
>> susie: from unrest in libya to uncertainty in japan, how the unknown is coloring the outlook for oil prices. >> tom: and we get the latest from japan, one week after its deadly earthquake and tsunami. you're watching "nightly business report" for friday, march 18. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. president obama put libya on notice today saying the u.s. and its allies are ready for military action. tom, the president's message was aimed at libyan leader moammar qaddafi. >> tom: susie, speaking at the white house, president obama said qaddafi must end the violence and pull back troops from towns under attack. >> let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable. if qaddafi does not comply, the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> susie: ahead of the president's warning, libya said it's ceasing all military action and w
>>> hello, i have a special edition of "sgmd" in japan. we are in tokyo. over the last several hours, we are feeling aftershocks here. there was a big earthquake, people know about this, one of the largest reported in history. magnitude 9.0. there wasn't as much damage to the buildings as you would expect. the building codes are a high standard. many buildings in the capital city are still standing behind me. the tsunami wave, we were there on the northeast coast where the destruction happened. we will bring the stories of what we have seen there. most recently, concerns about radiation leaking. damage to one of the nuclear power plants. as a result of the radiation levels, we have been hopscotching around the country, wearing something like this, a personal meter that i'm going to explain in a mibit. we are going to bring you stories, tell you what we have learned and answer your questions. let's get started. >>> immediately after landing in japan, we started to make our way north to the northeast part of the coast. i can tell you, immediately, what we saw was shocking. you ca
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been limited to the area surrounding the plant itself. >> many people across japan pause for a moment of silence to remember the victims and for those missing. the death toll from the magnitude 9.0 quake is projected at more than 10,000 people. >> it is obvious in the quake of such a tragedy, people all over the bay area want to find a way to help and give back. >> george is back from tokyo and is joining us from the san jose buddhist church where volunteers are accepting donations. but first we want to go to tracey at the japanese kl chural and community center. volunteers are working the phone. we see them behind you. a massive telethon is underway. this is a remarkable fund-raising effort, isn't it? >> as you know, nbc bay area and comcast have been working together all day long to bring you this telethon. it's been going on since 7 a.m. i want you to take a look at these volunteers over here, busy answering phone calls from people who want to donate money to help the victims of the japan earthquake and tsunami. some people have been asking for the last week, what can i do to help?
that before heading out for a tour of brazil. the president has been tracking the nuclear crisis in japan. we are tracking it as well. crews are drilling holes in several reactors to release pressure. now, abnormal radiation is detected in food near the plant. hello to you. this is "cnn saturday morning." good to be back with you. united nations call for a cease-fire not close to being observed now. massive explosions. moammar gadhafi forces are firing on that city. benghazi, you have been hearing that name for several weeks. it's the heart of the ob ration. we are in benghazi with government forces. >> caller: it seems as if gadhafi's forces began air assault over benghazi in the early morning hours here. they say it was fierce. at 8:45, we saw a plane overhead appearing to be heading south. around 9:10, one of our team witnessed a jet, a fighter jet, fall out of the sky in flames. we have since then spoken to an opposition fighter who told us that was one of their own aircraft they were sending out to try to stop, bring a stop to gadhafi's military assault on this very, very critical city.
. frightening news from japan this morning. reports that their milk and food supply is now contaminated with radiation. and this morning, the heroic workers at the crippled nuclear plant in japan, are trying to start the cooling pumps to prevent a meltdown. >>> strange twist. police uncover what they say was a murder plot at this upscale yoga clothing store, in a posh washington, d.c., suburb. did this woman, murder her co-worker and then bind and gag herself so that she could claim to be a victim? >>> and hacked. who is hacking into celebrities' e-mail accounts? and leaking embarrassing photos and information? more than 50 female stars have been hit so far. and now, the fbi is on the case. >>> good morning, again. we have two, big stories developing this morning. let's take another look at those pictures out of libya. the rebels say they shot down one of moammar gadhafi's war planes while it was attacking them. is this proof that gadhafi is defying america? also this morning, gadhafi says he's just sent a letter to president obama, saying he is prepared to die in this fight. >>> also i
-government rally. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later, japan's nuclear safety agency raises the accident alert levels at the fukushima nuclear plant saying the situation is serious. a nation remembers. japan holds a minute of silence for those who died in the earthquake and tsunami a week ago. ♪ the u.s. president barack obama has said the libyan leader colonel gaddafi must obey the u.n. demands or face military action. earlier, the libyan government announced an immediate ceasefire and promised to follow the u.n. resolution passed on thursday. he said colonel gaddafi had to stop all attacks on civilians, pull back his troops, and allow in humanitarian aid. >> now once more, muammar gaddafi has a choice. the resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that must be met. the united states, the united kingdom, france, and arab states agree that a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. that means all attacks against civilians must stop. gaddafi must stop his troops from advancing on benghazi. he must pull them back from misurata and established water, gas, and electricity su
their estimate of the cost to japan, to claim that the wealth loss was almost $1 trillion. that is clearly not realistic at all. the drop has been too much. one reason is that the market has been then. there is not that much confidence in it. in europe, there has also been a drop in the stock market, but the same story. the u.s. stock market has been pretty resilient. nothing -- nothing much has really happened. maybe it is unfortunate, but japan is simply not a big market for the united states. we do not export much to anybody anymore. in particular we do not export a lot to japan. we worry about japan, it is too soon about a big interruption to our electronic and automobiles supplies. i do not expect that to happen. i do not think that what goes on in japan will have a big effect on the u.s. economy. >> yes, sir. >> there's not much talk about the radioactive effect on human beings. the radio act cavity in the air and in the mark -- and in the ocean, should we monitor it -- the radioactivity in the air and in the ocean, should we monitor it? and also, over the years, there is a province
containment efforts in japan as the government there raises the alert level. >> suarez: plus jeffrey kaye, in beijing, has chinese reaction to the japanese nuclear crisis. >> the nation is in the process of building 37 new nuclear pourpts, and is now reexamining safety. >> brown: mars and david brooks provide their weekly analysis. >> suarez: and fred de sam lazaro gets a rare look inside syria, where the government is just beginning to be challenged by protesters. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> okay, listen. somebody has got to get serious. >> i think... >> we need renewable energy. >> ...renewable energy is vital to our planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's going to work an a big scale. only, i think it's going to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf
>> we are back life with the world dealing with libya and japan. we are watching everything. french president sarkozy saying that france has already taken action against libya . other world leaders are ready for an immediate response . al-gaddafi himself continuing his attacks on rebelings. meanwhile more after shocks in japan today. a 6.1 hitting the area near the fukushima power plant. and government finding radiation in tap water and spinach and milk. california govern gov brown assuring his residents of hisitate that there is no problem from the radiation . the fda is screening anything from japan in this government. it is in the food and air but in the airplanes in planes and passengers from japan for radio activity. robert crandel if it is a speed bump for the industry or much like 9/11 something worse. what do you think, bob? >> noo, everything as we have heard today. everything that has happened to date indicated that airplanes and people coming in from japan, are simply radiation free. the customs and border papatrol have these disipiters and one case in chicago and dallas
it is in the water and in the food. radiation from japan is spreading and financial fallout is unfolding. all this on the same exact day that lib libya's exploding. fighter jet shot down. global leaders in paris right now hunk cerg down. what to do about a crackpot in the middle east amid all these worries escalating well, in the far east. you name it, we are on it. a world on the brink. but as we are here to remind you these next two hours a world not broken shall we just say shaken and for the moment very much stirred here what is stirring now. japan is halt the sales of all food products within an area up to 50 miles from that fukushima nuclear power plant. this after contaminated milk and spinach started popping up in nearby and actually not so nearby towns and cities. moments later word of tainted tap water in tokyo more than 140 miles from that plant and several other areas, some even further. reason enough for the u.s. food and drug administration to announce moments ago that it is stepping up good inspections of all japanese imimportance. -- imports little a day after italy banned suc
ago in japan. how rescuers were able to reach him. >> my heart goes out to that man and all the people. >> thousands in the bay area digging deep for victims in va p japan. >>> first our hospitals, then our homes. tonight we check bay area roads. and what we found could put us in line for a wake-up call. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with our storm watch. wild weather moving across the bay area. take a look if you haven't seen it or heard it already, thunder and lightning illuminating the sky. we caught this flash in san francisco. >> also the sight of a waterspout touching down off the coast. this rare occurrence for the bay area happened off ocean beach. and a heavy snowstorm in the sierra. great for skiing this weekend. spring skiing at that. but it's makinor f treacherous driving conditions. we'll tell you about the major road closures. >>> lots to share with you. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri tracking the weather into the weekend. wee begin with our jean elle and spectacular video. something we don't see a lot in the city, jean. >> reporter: we've had it all,
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the nuclear reactors in japan. the japanese government saying spinach and milk taken from farms near the fukushima plant exceed safety limits for radiation. officials are quick to add the food poses no emergency risks. >>> ctrying to cool reactors hoping to reconnect four reactors sometime today to get the cooling systems back online. >>> new numbers this morning on the extent of the tragedy. at least 7,200 people are dead and nearly 11,000 remain missing. >>> let's head to tokyo now and nbc's robert bazell with the latest. good morning, robert. >> reporter: hello, alex. the japanese government just announced that it found radiation in a few samples of milk and spinach taken from tartarp farms, not right close by but the general northern area of the country. now, the government says these amounts are very small. to give you a comparison if you drank one glass of milk every day for a year, you would get the same amount of radiation as you would have you had a ct scan and if you ate one portion of spinach every day for a year, 1/5 at much. tlap sh that shows why efforts to keep the rea
broadcasting to our viewers in the u.k. and around the world. also on this program, japan's government admits failings and handling the nuclear crisis. we returned to the port where the force of the tsunami was caught on camera. welcome once again. libya has defended the presence of the torch is near the rebel stronghold saying that the troops will not enter or attack the city. rebels have come under fire while for the west, there has also been fighting. reports of renewed fighting came as britain, france, the allied states and arab countries issued a joint ultimatum to libya oppose a leader. we begin the coverage from the libyan capital of tripoli. >> you cannot take the camera without attracting a crowd like this. this is the only point of view you can hear. an attack is treason. there is no uprising, only a criminal enterprise by a few hundred gangsters. they are mystified that the united nations cannot see that. >> what about the united nations. >> i hate united nations. i hate french. i hate arabs. i only love libya and colo0nel g-- colonel gaddafi. >> the more isolated it becomes, the m
can see weather patterns where you live. the address is ktvu.com. >>> now to the crisis in japan. japanese engineers said today the only way to avert a radio active catastrophe might be to bury the reactor in sand and concrete. the suggestion came as the japanese government raised the crisis to a level five. that is equivalent to when the core partially melted down at 3- mile island in 1979. some see the idea of burying the reactor as a sign that peace meal steps such as dumping water on the plant are not working. >>> this afternoon radiation from that crippled nuclear plant was detected thousands of miles away in sacramento. but the amount of radiation here is said to be so small it causes no health threat. ktvu's john fowler live where scientists are also trying to pick up signal. >> reporter: in the last hours, they've told me minute of the two isotopes have been found here in the bay area. now, they are at levels vastly lower than can be detected by ordinary detectors like this. this is registering normal background about 1.5. that's low actually normally. these new detection
detectors. better, donate that money to earthquake relief in japan. >>> good evening from new york. at this hour, the united states is planning military action in libya against moammar gadhafi. last night, the united nations security council passed a resolution authorizing a no fly zone over libya and all necessary measures, excluding ground troops, to protect civilians against gadhafi. a french government spokesman said the attacks could commence within hours. that was last night. the british prime minister, david cameron, told the house of commons that britain will deploy tornado anti foon fighter jets to bases from which the use of force against gadhafi could take place. news of the imminent international military intervention inspired celebrations among libya's pro-democracy forces, centralized in benghazi and east libya. outside the city, his loyalist troops were poised to attack. earlier, gadhafi warned in a radio address, it's over. we are coming tonight, we will find you in your closets. we will have no mercy and no pity. that threat strengthened president obama's case for
and the libyan government agreed, allegedly, to a cease-fire. we have a live report. >> in japan, crews are continuing the massive water drop open the reactors as the u.s. military is on stand by. the latest ahead. >> and good morning, americans. today the government will borrow $5 billion. and the fix day what this means to you, straight ahead. you are watching "fox and friends" beginning right now. thank you for joining us. we have breaking news because a plane has been shot down over libya and we are live in benghazi with the latest. what do we know? >> good morning. benghazi is under attack from deaf's army. there are taverns in the city of benghazi, the second largest city with a million resident although many have fled the city. there was incoming fire, possibly from a war ship in the mediterranean. and possibly from above. now, we have to caution viewers we do not know if the plane shot down belonged to the lynnian army or opposition forces. the rebels had a couple of jetss and it is possible us was trying to reach the tanks. we do not know it it is an opposition jet but it was s
with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> well, with the disaster in japan, how can you help? we'll show you how to make donations and make them go the distance. a special edition of "your bottom line" starts right now. >>> japan grapples with a disaster that seems to grow worse by the day. and americans are asking questions. how can we help? are we safe? and why is the world's quest for energy fraught with so much danger? hello, everyone, and welcome to a special edition of "your bottom line." we begin with nuclear power in this country and what japan's disaster means for american nuclear energy supplies. jim acosta is in washington. jim, give us a break down. how many nuclear plants are proposed in this country? >> right now there are 104 nuclear power reactors across the country. the nrc has a map you can go to their website. it shows where they're located. they're spread all over the country. the nrc currently is looking at 20 new reactors that would be spread basically over the eastern part of the country. 15 of these 19 reactors that they're talking about are going
to an explosion that tore open a shell setting it on fire n . japan the metal shells containing the material are like this, hot, but intact. preventing a release of radiation. >>> opponents of nuclear power staged a ralliy. we are live with their concerns and pge&'s reply, john? >> reporter: we are standing outside of oakland city hall. those -- opponents. >> for a very long time folks in japan have been calling to end nuclear power and to have more sustainable and locally controlled energy. we have been calling for that, here. >> reporter: the day started with the second annual power conference. >> there is nothing peaceful about nuclear power. >> reporter: these activists are focused on the two plants in california. san a no anofrey in san diego. and this crowd opposes the move. >> solarpanels do not explode. windmills do not explode. they are so much safer. using lessenner gee. >> reporter: despite the catastrophe at the nuclear plant pg&e officials say their facility is safe. >> it is well known for the robust safety performance. it is just going to get better and better. as a resul
, engineering efficiency, but sometimes messy government, what impact will the disaster have on japan pose a sense of self? sense of self? plus, china suspense nuclear building plans. is the future of nuclear power now in doubt? hello. anti-government groups in saudi arabia hope to emulate the unrest in tunisia, egypt and bahrain with a day of range, but it was always going to be more difficult in the tightly controlled kingdom, where protests have been banned and officially labeled anti-islamic. a huge police presence insured the barely any of the people who had planned to turn up actually did so. we travelled across the country to investigate whether the campaigners for democracy and freedom have any new hope in light of the arab revolt. >> there were more police and soldiers than people on the streets today, and not a demonstrator in sight. 30,000 had signed the facebook page to call for reform in the country, but the intimidation and threats kept them away. it is about now that thousands of protesters were set to meet in this square. over the last few days, the papers have been filled
the plume was coming and people were talking about it on the united states. but here in japan there are amounts that are significant enough to cause concern. as long as the reactors keep leaking, especially if it gets worse we will hear a lot of reports about contamination we. >> we will go burbank in just a second. do you have reports about what is being done to get the leaking nuclear reactors under control? do you know the latest? >> today has been the most encouraging news yet. there is electricity at two of the reactors and they are going to start in the next few hours to see if they can turn the pumps back on. and one of the reactors, the fire trucks we have seen, shot enough water, 1500 gallons of it today alone to fill up the tanks and cover the damaged fuel rods. that's big. and even bigger at two other reactors, diesel power generators have got the circulating system up and running. and that is actually brought measured temperatures down. so officials have cautiously optimistic that they are beginning to get this thing under control. and it's a race against time beca
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in japan in food. we'll va that story as we continue. >>> ambassador, just to make it clear, i absolutely agree with you about the interprayation, that we can take all necessary measures to protect civilians but it does make it dicier if the gadhafi forces have, in fact, said we are staying in place and we're not advancing anymore. but, look, i'm with you in terms of where you want to go. what happens if gadhafi is still in power in since months? politically is that an untenable outcome for president obama? >> it's very difficult, and not just plolitically. president obama has said several times it's unacceptable for you to stay. but if you say something unacceptable and you're the president of the united states and you accept it next time around the people don't take you as seriously and we have an added problem which is we've dealt with mubarak for example. that's a difficult situation. he because tough and in some cases brutal dictator, but he also helped preserve peace over the years and someone we worked with on important matters. that's a tough situation to figure out exactly how to
, japan's government is saying it was unprepared for this terrible disaster. how the country is now dealing with the earthquake tsunami and a nuclear threat. >>> donations have been coming in for a week now, but if you sent money via text, expect a delay. why some cash won't arrive for at least three months. >>> inside the madness like never before. how google can bring you to the biggest event in college basketball. >>> good evening. rain, wind, hail, lightning, even a tornado touching down earlier tonight and a fastier storm is on the way -- nasty ear storm is on the way. >> we officially did have a tornado touch down in the santa rosa area. also, we did have thunder, lightning, hail and now presented moderate downpours. all this in the northeastern direction where we've had some hail tonight as well. this is up towards the delta, but meanwhile, downstream, activity noticed from san francisco around the airport where we do have airport delays swinging around to redwood city, but a nastier storm is headed this way. >> we will see you then, thanks. >>> there was a tornado in the nor
grief for being in brazil while all heck breaking out in japan and lib yampt the president said it is about bringing jobs . others say he should be looking at jobs energy policies are doing to hurt jobs in the u.s.. the former ceo of shell oil explains. john? >> number one there is a huge energy build up in brazil because the brazilian government working with industry had a cooperative relationship in expanding the whole search and exploration of oil as well as down stream liquid fuels. quite the contrast in this country. the government works as adversary of the energy companies as we see in the gulf of mexico . the president goes to brazil to promote jobs in the united states and he's denying jobs in the u.s. by shuth down the gulf of mexico and not enabling the industry to do what it does best is misplaced activity. >> neil: as aggressive as brazil is digging for oil. it is also aggressive energy alternatives and ethanol . that his real interest here? >> you know, this is a 30 year effort in brazil. it went through administration after administration through various and sundry
unfolding international crises. libya under fire and japan battling back from natural and nuclear disasters. cnn on top of both these stories. nic robertson in tripoli with jill dory and jim bittermann. >> and ed henry is traveling with the u.s. president obama in south america. and in japan martin savidge is live in tokyo. >> retired general wesley clark and psychologist wendy walsh join us for analysis. >> i want to welcome our international viewers from around the world. i'm don lemon. >> and i'm jonathan mann from cnn international. let's get you caught up now on the latest news. >> we start in libya where the u.s. fired the first missiles inside libya just a short time ago. before that, french fighter jets made the first strike against moammar gadhafi's forces, destroying military vehicles. the international community is enforcing the u.n.'s no-fly zone over libya, pressuring gadhafi to stop killing his own people. we'll have a live report from tripoli in just a few minutes. >>> president obama, meantime, weighing in on the libya situation in brazil, the first day of his five-day trip.
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